This is a talk about the book An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King, Jr. and runs over two hours.
From WilliamPepper.com: Bill Pepper was a friend of Martin Luther King in the last year of his
Some years after King's death, Bill Pepper went on to represent James
Earl Ray in his guilty plea, and subsequent conviction. Pepper believes
that Ray was framed by the federal government and that King was killed
by a conspiracy that involved the FBI, the CIA, the military, the
Memphis police and organized crime figures from New Orleans and Memphis.
He later represented James Earl Ray in a televised mock trial in an
attempt to get Ray the trial that he never had.
He then represented the King family in a wrongful death civil trial,
King family vs. Loyd Jowers and "other unknown co-conspirators." During a
trial that lasted four weeks Bill produced over seventy witnesses.
Jowers, testifying by deposition, stated that James Earl Ray was a
scapegoat, and not involved in the assassination. Jowers testified that
Memphis police officer Earl Clark fired the fatal shots. On December 8,
1999, the Memphis jury found Jowers responsible and found that the
assassination plot included also "governmental agencies." The jury took
less than an hour to find in favor of the King family for the requested
sum of $100.